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Information for Patients


Get Up and Go with chILD!

This is a 60 page booklet comprehensive guide for patients and their families.

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ChILD Support Group

Children's Interstitial Lung Disease or (chILD) Parent Support Group was set up for those families dealing with this rare lung disease.

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chILD Clinical Centers

A dedicated group of physicians that have formed a chILD Research Network. In order to be listed as a center, they must have an experienced multi-disciplinary group available to meet the needs of chILD patients.

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Diagnosis and Disease info

Diagnosis and disease information

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Airline Travel with Oxygen

One of the challenges facing families with children on oxygen is the lack of approved pediatric oxygen delivery systems.

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Feeding Support

For kids who require feeding tubes, this is some general information on the types of feeding tubes and facilities that help treat oral aversions and feeding issues

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Helpful Medical Supplies

Good information on supplies that are useful for care of kids with chILD

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Home Oxygen Use

Information on Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) and other related medical equipment

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Many patients living with chILD have complications including gastroesophogeal reflux (GERD), failure to thrive, and eating problems. See a compilation of helpful resources here.

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Nutritional Support for chILD patients

For kids with “failure to thrive” or poor weight gain, here is a list of supplements other parents have tried and recommended

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chILD Terminology

Glossary of chILD terms provided by:
families and specialists, the chILD Foundation, the Rare Lung Diseases Consortium, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Pediatric Pulmonary Center

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ATS Breathing in America Book

The Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope compilationbriefly describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find their cures.

Click here for Chapter on Interstitial Lung Disease

ATS Patient Information Series

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM (
The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of
one’s personal health care provider.

What is Interstitial Lung Disease in Children?

Pulmonary Function Testing in Children